Urban food futures : ICTs and opportunities

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong & Graham, Mark (2014) Urban food futures : ICTs and opportunities. Futures: the journal of policy, planning and futures studies, 62(Part B), pp. 151-154.

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Abstract

Food is a vital foundation of all human life. It is essential to a myriad of political, socio-cultural, economic and environmental practices throughout history. As Kaplan [1] contends, “the scholarship on food has real pedigree.” Today, practices of food production, consumption and distribution have the potential to go through immensely transformative shifts as network technologies become increasingly embedded in every domain of contemporary life. This presents unique opportunities for further scholarly exploration on this topic, which this special issue intends to address. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are one of the pillars of contemporary global functionality and sustenance and undoubtedly will continue to present new challenges and opportunities for the future. As such, this special issue of Futures has been brought together to address challenges and opportunities at the intersection of food and ICTs. In particular, the edition asks, what are the key roles that network technologies play in re-shaping social and economic networks of food?

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ID Code: 74592
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Special issue : Urban Food Futures: ICTs and Opportunities
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Keywords: Food, ICT, Urban Informatics, Networks, Transparency, Sociality
DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2014.04.009
ISSN: 0016-3287
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Futures. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Futures, [VOL 62, Part B (2014)] DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2014.04.009
Deposited On: 31 Jul 2014 22:49
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